The Philadelphia Chromosome; the Beatles in the USSR; Buddy & Jim; Photojournalists on War

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Monday, May 13, 2013

We’ll hear the story of how the accidental discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome led to the first successful treatment of a cancer on a genetic level three decades later. Leslie Woodhead tells how the Beatles helped to inspire an entire generation of Soviet youth. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale talk about their new album, “Buddy & Jim.” And Michael Kamber and photojournalists Alan Chin and Ashley Gilbertson talk about covering the Iraq War.

The Philadelphia Chromosome

Science journalist Jessica Wapner tells the story of how an accidental discovery of what's called the Philadelphia chromosome was the starting point of modern cancer research In The Philadelphia Chromosome, Wapner reconstructs more than 40 years of crucial breakthroughs based on the chromosome, including successful treatment of cancer at the genetic level.

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How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin

Leslie Woodhead reveals how the music of the Beatles played a major role in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth, opening their eyes to 70 years of bland official culture and rigid authoritarianism. In How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, he writes about how, in the USSR, music fans risked repression to hear the Beatles, and the Beatles and the bands they inspired helped break down the walls of Soviet culture.

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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale discuss their new record “Buddy & Jim,” which features newly written songs and several vintage covers. They also talk about “The Buddy & Jim Show”—each week Buddy and Jim invite artists to Buddy’s home studio in Nashville, where they tape performances and interviews with artists and friends.

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Photojournalists on Covering the War in Iraq

Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations to create a comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War—Photojournalists on War. He’s joined by photographers Alan Chin and Ashley Gilbertson, who discuss trying to cover the war in Iraq and examine the role of the media and issues of censorship. Photojournalists on War includes previously unpublished photographs by diverse group of the world's top news photographers.

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